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Frank Bruno speaks with 'The Voice' about Anthony Joshua

CHAMPION'S CORNER: Anthony Joshua (left) and Frank Bruno in victory mode (image credit: Getty/Mirrorpix)

FORMER BRITISH heavyweight boxer Frank Bruno has told 'The Voice' that he likes what the sees where Anthony Joshua is concerned but sounded a note of caution for the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion.

Having recently been on the rounds promoting his new book, Let Me Be Frank, Bruno took time out to answer some questions on his recently acquired British Boxing Board of Control-sanctioned coaching licence.

Still clearly enamoured with the sport that made him a millionaire and household name, Bruno said his main motivation was just to teach people the sport.

“I’m trying to get a unit together so we can train people,” Bruno enthused.

He added:

“I love going in the gym and just teaching people to hit the pads and how to turn left, not to show too much of their body when they box. It’s like karate, you have to stand to the side and throw a good punch. I just want to train people, not to make money, it’s just to get them fit and then send them on their way.”

WISDOM

Few British boxers have been the darling of a nation in the way Bruno was during his 45-fight career. While his personal struggles away from the ring have been the subject of much scrutiny, Bruno still has a wealth of wisdom accrued during his journey.

Asked if he would share anything specific with Joshua, 28, who finds himself in a similar position in terms of fan adulation to that of Bruno in his pomp, the 55 year-old had only positive things to say.

“I like the way he’s dropping it, he’s very humble and he knows what he wants and is doing what he’s got to do,” said Bruno.

“I’d just advise not to get involved too much because it’s a very fickle place. The Klitschko fight he done very, very well, but if he gets beaten people will start putting him down, so as long as he keeps his feet on the ground, do what he’s got to do and save his pennies and just stay humble, he’s doing the right things.

“I like that he trains very hard, he’s on his game and has his head screwed on.

“Sometimes you worry about the entourage. With the entourage everybody has to get some ching ching and if some of them don’t get the ching ching they can start putting spanners in the works. I’m not dissing his crew, they seem like they are all old friends so good luck to him. I don’t want to sit here and have people looking at me like I am being bitter or anything like that.

“He’s doing a good job, he’s on his game.

"He needs to learn one or two things but taking into consideration that he’s only had 20 fights and he’s knocked out every single person that’s put in front of him and he’s on point.

"God bless him and I hope he does very well.”

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